Longitudinal Balance

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Longitudinal Balance

To improve the longitudinal balance of a horse, the rider (or can be done on a lunge line) repeatedly asks the horse for up and down transitions, frequently (or within a five stride time frame). Such as Walk-Trot-Walk-Trot-Walk-Trot. This teaches the horse to keep a majority of his weight in his hind quarters. Helping to assist him in keeping weight off of the front end, and/or the Bridle.

   

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